I believe few democrats understand the idea of personal responsibility, individualism and self reliance. I believe democrats believe the solution to every problem is government intervention, and I do believe when democrats are in office they overwhelmingly trust to government to make decisions for them.
If I was wrong democrats wouldn't be arguing for more social programs and higher taxes.
I'll bet that 95% of those living on social welfare are democrats.
I will say there are many trends that are generally exclusive to the democrat party.